2008 Community Outreach Health Disparity Initiatives

Every Woman at the Juanita Butler Community Center

Goal: A healthy living program that focuses on increased knowledge and changed behavior through consistent health education programming to African-American women.

Partnerships:

  • City of Greenville
  • New Horizon Family Health Services
  • Clemson University

Minority Health Summit

Goal: Community-wide effort to increase disparity health education and awareness to Upstate minority communities.

Partnerships:

  • Center for Research on Health Disparities, Clemson University
  • Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, USC
  • Bi-Lo

Minority Media Messaging

Goal: Use minority media outlets to disseminate health disparity information in the minority communities.

Partnerships:

  • JAMZ Radio
  • La Opinion Hispana
  • Latino
  • Community Informer

Colorectal Cancer Awareness & Screenings

Goal: Increase colorectal cancer awareness & screening rates to targeted communities through ColonCARE Initiative.

Partnerships:

  • American Cancer Society

Prostate Health Forum (AAMAP) & Prostate Screenings

Goal: Increase prostate health education & screenings.

Partnerships:

  • American Cancer Society
  • "Us Too"prostate education & support

Breast Health Education & Screenings

Goal: Increase breast health education, awareness and provide clinical breast exams to minorities.

Partnerships:

  • Susan G. Komen Community Grant

Adopt a School

Goal: Provide support and health education to students, faculty and parents.

Partnerships:

  • Clemson University
  • Berea Middle School

Celebrate Health “Cada Mujer” Sister Program to Every Woman at Juanita Butler

Goal: Monthly program that focuses on increased knowledge and changed behavior through consistent health education programming to Hispanic women.

Partnerships:

  • Clemson University
  • St. Francis Episcopal Church

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

Goal: To provide access to care through community health partners and on-site screenings in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of having a medical home.

Partnerships: 

  • JAMZ Radio

DHEC Lay Health Ministry Workshop

Goal: Assist churches and faith-based organizations to start a health ministry. Provide information and resources to help maintain an effective health ministry. Provide information and resources to help maintain an effective health ministry.

Partnerships: 

  • DHEC